Second Bar + Kitchen

(512) 827-2750 | View Website

200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX | Directions   78701

30.264369 -97.744181

Open Hours

Sunday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM

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Neighborhoods: Downtown

Second Bar + Kitchen
Second Bar + Kitchen
Second Bar + Kitchen
Second Bar + Kitchen
Sbk “Bread Basket”, Seasonal Fruit Plate, House Granola + Strawberry Parfait, Black Truffle Pomme Frites, Buffalo Fried Pickles, Chicken Fried Olives, Blistered Shishito Peppers, Pepperoni Soup, Petite Green Salad, Texas Benedict... more

Reviews for Second Bar + Kitchen


Everyone loved the avocado fundido, and their inventiveness doesn't stop there. Buffalo fried pickles, and tons of carnivorous delicacies make this small, upscale place well worth trying.

Second Bar + Kitchen

Second Bar is a great spot for brunch, a burger, or a steak at a price that won't break the bank (even if it is associated with one of the best chefs in the city). The truffle fries are awesome.


When it opened a few years back, Second Bar + Kitchen almost instantly became my equal opportunity hangout spot for in-law visits, workish happy hours, girls nights, and birthdays. And bar manager Billy Hankey -- who used to operate the much-missed Good Knight on east 6th -- is a big reason. You see, Billy is a throwback, the kind of bartender who doesn't forget a face (or a drink), the kind who will get your drink started for you as hobble up to the bar, the kind who has prompted my family members to say, "and I didn't even know I liked ginger beer!" Under his watch, cocktails are simply and classy, like the Gin + Jam: Literally a shaker of gin with a spoonful of housemade preserves. Just stir and sip.

Second Bar + Kitchen

Feed your carnivore: order the kobe burger with pork belly. Paired with fried pickles, an impressive selection of beer and wine and a menu that appeals to most anyone, this is sophisticated casual.

over a year ago

The picture says it all truffle fries and a glass of crisp white wine enjoyed on their outdoor patio on a sunny Austin day. A perfect lunch spot or casual dinner place. Don't miss the gin and jam cocktail (not to be confused with gin and juice). A healthy spoonful of house made, seasonal preserves accompanies gin on the rocks, these go down smooth.

over a year ago

The more affordable Second Bar at the Austonian building downtown has world-class cocktails to go with an inventive continental menu. Try the french fries with truffle oil and the fried olives.

over a year ago

Interesting Fare – Well, while it is not the most comfortable venue, there are good will prepared items on the menu. Not any great surprises, but definitely well executed items.

I think the best thing was the Kocurek appetizer platter for is diverse items but excellent preparation of each.

Pastas and desserts were equally well appreciated.

Service was also very good if not impeccable. The effort was certainly there.

The food exceeded the ambiance enough that it made me want to try Congress on my next visit.


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